(Leahy Music Camp 2014)
Daniel Gervais has been playing the violin since the age of five and is known for his variety of styles. Along with a busy schedule of performing, recording, and teaching, Daniel is currently working towards a Master of Music degree at the University of Alberta with Dr. Guillaume Tardif. Daniel is the 2011 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion and the recipient of a SSHRC research grant (2013), a Western Canadian Music Award forInstrumental Album of the Year (2010), and the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture Award (2007).
Daniel has been invited to perform at a number of prestigious events and venues including the London Olympics as a cultural ambassador for Alberta, Carnegie Hall, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. He has seven albums to his credit and is a founding member of Trad’badour, a French-Canadian duo, with Roger Dallaire. Daniel has also formed two groups with Clinton Pelletier, EclecTrip and Hot Club Edmonton. Hot Club Edmonton was awarded “Instrumental Album of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2010.
Daniel has had experience teaching a variety of students of different ages and abilities in collaboration with music organizations such as the Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Camp and the North Eastern Music Association in St. Paul, AB, the John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party and the Pelletier Guitar and Music Camp in Saskatchewan, The Hills are Alive Music and Dance Cultural Fest in Elkwater, AB and the Suzuki Strings and Fiddleheads in Whitehorse, YT. Recently, Trad’badour in collaboration with Canadian Parents for French completed a school show tour of over 90 presentations in Western Canada.Daniel is proud to be a contributor to the fiddle scene in Alberta and is currently serving as a director-at-large of the Alberta Strings Association.
Learn more about Daniel here https://danielgervais.ca.